When a reader asked me whether there would be a post for CFD in 2014, I realized it is time to think about 2014. CFD in 2013 is entering its grave. This post is the final nail in the coffin for that old post.
So, it’s time to talk about CFD in 2014.
Of course, I don’t want to pretend to be an industrial analyst for CFD. I’m not rubbing the crystal ball. Instead, I’m ranting from the perspective of end users, because I think I am part of them.
Branding, not just technology
Technology is abused nowadays.
If you ever watched a shopping channel (maybe just accidentally in a hotel), you may notice “technology” is one of the hot words in the show. Maybe just for a mop, or an egg mixer, the presenter is always intoxicated by the “technology” the product has. The “technology” talked may be just small tricks or common-sense.
If you think CFD software industry is an exception, you are probably wrong.
The technology behind CFD is not evolved as fast as CFD software releases. But most CFD software vendors need to push incremental update regularly so that the customer can keep spending.